Following last week’s confirmation that Mafia 3 is in development, 2K have shown the game for the first time at Gamescom 2015 with a behind closed door demo and released an announcement trailer.
In the trailer, shown above, it confirms what was speculated from the teaser image that Mafia 3 has a later setting from the last game. Some time after the Vietnam war, as the character who speaks throughout the trailer seems to have flashbacks to the war. We see a character, who is the main protagonist, Lincoln Clay, giving a speech about family and the importance of it, with him saying the line, “Family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.” Considering this is a game about the Mafia it isn’t all too surprising that “Family” would be one of the main themes.
The setting of the of the trailer seems to be around the swamps of New Orleans implying that is where the game will be set. The character in the trailer takes a man called Toni out into the swamp and brutally stabs him before feeding him to an alligator. We also see three other characters walk up to witness this, two men and one woman. These could be the allies that Lincoln Clay has made to take on the Mafia. Perhaps one of the men is Vito Scaletta, the protagonist from the last game.
One thing to note is, it seems this game is not being developed by 2K Czech like initially rumoured but by Hanger 13. This is 2K’s newest development studio and is based near San Francisco.
The trailer only gives the time frame of 2016 for the games release and that it will be on Xbox One Playstation 4 and PC.